A pair of Edmonds-Woodway High School graduates proved they are among the best cross country runners the Mountain West Conference has to offer.
Miler Haller and Yukino Parle, who both run for Boise State University, earned first-team all-conference honors at the Mountain West Championships held Friday in Logan, Utah.
Haller, a senior, placed seventh in the men’s race, completing the 8-kilometer course in a time of 23 minutes, 25.0 seconds. It was the second time Haller earned first-team all-conference honors, as he also accomplished the feat in 2017.
Parle, a sophomore, placed seventh in the women’s race, finishing the 6-kilometer course in a time of 20 minutes, 22.7 seconds.
The top 15 finishers in each race earned first-team honors.
Roe helps OSU to cross country title
Lake Stevens High School graduate Taylor Roe, now a freshman on the Oklahoma State University women’s cross country team, helped the Cowgirls win the Big 12 championship on Saturday in Waco, Texas. Roe was OSU’s fourth scorer, completing the 6-kilometer race in 21:13.2. She missed out on making the All-Big 12 team by one place.
Peraza named GNAC Freshman of the Year
Edmonds-Woodway High School graduate Deyago Peraza, now a freshman on the Western Washington University men’s cross country team, was named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year after finishing sixth at the GNAC Cross Country Champioships on Oct. 26 in Billings, Montana. Peraza completed the 8-kilometer race in 25:27.4.
Peraza was joined by former Everett Community College runner James Jasperson (fourth in 25:24.5) in helping the Vikings claim the team championship. Both finished in the top 10 to earn All-GNAC honors.
Lake Stevens High School graduate Trevor Allen, now a junior at Central Washington University, also earned All-GNAC honors by placing ninth in 25:32.2.
Miller honored again by GNAC
Glacier Peak High School graduate Camron Miller, now a junior defender on the Western Washington University men’s soccer team, was named the GNAC Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season. Miller played a full 90 minutes and scored a goal during the Vikings’ 4-0 victory over Seattle Pacific last Thursday, Western’s only game last week.
Mariner youth football team earns regional invite
The Mariner Jr. Football 89ers have been invited to compete in the Pro Football Hall of Fame World Youth Championship’s Northwest Regional. Mariner went 7-1 during the regular season to finish first in the North Sound Junior Football League’s South Division, then won two playoff games to reach Saturday’s championship game. The Northwest Regional takes place Nov. 21-24 at three locations around Snohomish County.
Local teams qualify for NWAC playoffs
Two teams from Snohomish County community colleges qualified for the Northwest Athletic Conference playoffs. The Everett men’s soccer team (9-5-1 league, 12-5-3 overall) placed third in the North Region. The Trojans face South Region No. 2 Lane in a first-round game Wednesday in Eugene. The Edmonds volleyball team (8-3, 26-12) clinched a playoff berth with one game remaining in its regular season, and the Tritons will play in the NWAC Volleyball Championship Nov. 21-24 in Tacoma.
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